Elasticity, Fracture & Flow - Rowena Hughes
Rowena Hughes’s book was chosen for its title – Elasticity, Fracture & Flow – referring to properties of matter, qualities of language as well as states of mind — the dry rationality of physics and the hot liquid of emotion. It has a motif of a twisted loop recurring in many permutations and layered with elements of drawing, a process moving backwards and forwards between the digital and analogue using an interplay of intention and chance, a creative freedom within constraints.
She has been making this series of bookworks since 2008, finding old physics textbooks, removing each page and then printing or drawing on to each page before rebinding them in the original cover. This is the first time she has reproduced one of these unique books as a small edition.
Daedalus Street, 2022
Cloth-bound, hardcover, full colour, 168pp
Printed in an edition of 150
204 x 140 mm